Silver Ounce 2021 Mandrill, Coin from Cameroon - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Mandrill, Coin from Cameroon
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Mandrill

The Republic of Cameroon uses the Central African CFA Franc as its currency; it is the common currency of six independent states in central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The CFA Franc has both common and national issues. All common circulating coins are issued under the authority of CEMAC ("Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale" - Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) and have no issuing country. Separately, each member country can strike coins bearing its national symbols; these coins are legal tender in the other members of the bloc too.

Cameroon has authorised some foreign mints to strike coins under its issuing authority for investment or for collector's purposes. These are usually dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, such as the internationally popular one troy ounce (1oz) of silver.

This coin is part of the Cameroon Mandrill series of bullion coins by the Scottsdale Mint.

The Mint says about it:
Scottsdale Mint is pleased to announce its latest release from the Republic of Cameroon - The 2021 Cameroon Mandrill.

The mandrill is a primate of the Old World monkey family, and the largest of all monkeys. Mandrills are native to southern Cameroon and other parts of Equatorial Africa, living mostly in rainforests in large groups. Perhaps the most distinctive aspect of the mandrill is its bright red and blue facial coloration, which is not seen anywhere else in the mammalian class.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Cameroon / Silver Ounce 2021 Mandrill - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cameroon. It features a shield divided in three parts by two diagonal lines starting from the centre of the upper rim. In the central section, an upright sword and scales are superimposed on the outline of the map of the country, above which there is a five-pointed star. Behind the shield, two crossed bundles of rods with axes in the middle (fasces). Around above, the motto PAIX TRAVAIL PATRIE in French; around below, the same in English: PEACE · WORK · FATHERLAND. On a ribbon around below, the name of the country in English: REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON, below which in larger letters the same in French: REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.

Above the Coat of Arms, the date of issue 2021.

Around above in the rim, the name of the country in French: REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN. Around below, the face value: 500 FRANCS CFA (five hundred Central African CFA Francs).

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN 2021 500 FRANCS CFA
Cameroon / Silver Ounce 2021 Mandrill - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts an African mandrill monkey sitting on a tree.

In large letters around above, the inscription MANDRILL.

On three lines on the right, the metal content: .999 1 OUNCE FINE SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription MANDRILL .999 1 OUNCE FINE SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in airtight capsule.

See also

Coins in the Cameroon Mandrill series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Cameroon Mandrill, 2020
- 1 oz Silver (with coloured version), Cameroon Mandrill, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Cameroon Mandrill, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Cameroon Mandrill, 2021

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Silver Ounce 2021 Mandrill: Details
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Cameroon
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
SymbolCoat of Arms of Cameroon
Face Value500 (x Franc)
Total Mintage10,000
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
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